The story of two Austin beverage companies and one food broker

Austin Beverage Companies take big steps – Austin, TX attracts more that it’s fair share of start-up businesses than other urban centers in the United States. The great weather, live music and pro-business attitude of this town provide a fertile incubator for smart entrepreneurs with new ideas for food and beverage products.  At this month’s […]

UCC Filings: Tips for Business Owners

Why UCC Filings are important to business owners? Most businesses will borrow money or open lines of credit at some point in the life of their business. All business owners should have a basic knowledge of the types of UCC filings  most often used by lenders, because having a UCC Financing Statements filed against your […]

Meet the Lender: St. Louis, MO

Meet the Lender in St. Louis: A Special Event for Local Businesses.   Business Finance Solutions will be hosting a “Meet the Lender” event for businesses in the St. Louis metro area on February 17-18, 2014 On Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, machine shops, manufacturers, packaging and assembly, industrial, apparel and other business […]

Invoice Factoring 101

Invoice Factoring 101 Webinar:  Learn about Invoice Factoring and how to use it to help your business grow. Do you have open purchase orders with large companies? Do need working capital to buy raw materials, equipment or supplies? Do you have customers who are slow to pay? Invoice Factoring may be a good solution to […]

Financing for Oil Field Service Companies

Financing for Oil Field Service Companies and Related Small Businesses  – (Webinar) Join Sam Thacker and the BFS team as we explore finance best practices for oil field service companies and related and small businesses.  If your company works with oil and gas producers, rig operators, tool and equipment suppliers, or any oil and gas […]

Meet the Lender: Eagle Ford Shale Play Loans

Special Event for Businesses in the Eagle Ford Shale Play.   Business Finance Solutions will be hosting a “Meet the Lender” event for businesses in the Eagle Ford Shale Play this Tuesday and Wednesday in the San Antonio area. On October 22nd and 23rd, oilfield service companies and related businesses operating in the Eagle Ford […]

Working Capital for Oilfield Service Companies

Just a few weeks ago, I traveled south on IH35 from Austin to Laredo to visit a client.  As usual the highway was busy with commuters, trucks and other commercial traffic. After all, Interstate Highway 35 runs 1,568 miles from Laredo, TX to Duluth, MN, and is the most important north-south highway through Texas, connecting […]

If my Uncle Sam were President for a Day

Sam Thacker is not my uncle.  He is of course a well-known business blogger. In December 2009, he wrote one of the most controversial blogs he has ever written. It has achieved over 50,000 readers since then. This jovial yet pointed article still has valid commentary on the needs of small businesses. Sam jabs at […]

UCC Filings – What Business Owners Need to Know

This article explains the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in easy to understand language, and the basic information that small business owners need to know.  This is a must read article for any business owners who plans to apply for SBA loans, bank loans and other financing that may require a lien on goods, assets or […]

Strategic Marketing

FACT:  Your business growth depends on being in the right markets.